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February 16, 2013 2:00 PM EST
Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes — Granada
Referee:‬ Carlos Del Cerro‎
Attendance:‬ 22000‎
 
26′ Ighalo
Lionel Messi 50′
 
Lionel Messi 73′

La Liga Preview: Granada-Barcelona

The runaway Liga leader travels to face Lucas Alcaraz's resurgent side hoping to add to its 12-point advantage over Atletico Madrid at the top of the table.

By Karthick Arvinth

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

GRANADA

Tono
Nyom, Lopez, Mainz, Siqueira
Recio, M Rico
Torje, Aranda, Nolito
Ighalo
BARCELONA

Valdes
Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano
Thiago, Song, Fabregas
Pedro, Messi, Sanchez


Granada midfielder Dani Benitez will miss Saturday's Primera Division encounter against Barcelona after undergoing a hernia operation earlier in the week.

Fran Rico (knee) is also sidelined, but boss Lucas Alcaraz has a full squad to choose from otherwise.

Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura is likely rest some his stars ahead of the midweek Champions League trip to AC Milan.

Striker David Villa will not travel to Andalusia after being hospitalized with kidney stones. Playmaker Xavi (hamstring) is still out.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Granada has won three of its last four matches in La Liga.
  • The Andalusian outfit has lost its last three encounters against Barcelona by an aggregate score of 3-8.
  • Granada has kept four clean sheets in its last five matches at Los Carmenes.
  • Barcelona has won just one of its last four away matches in all competitions (W1, D2, L1).
  • The Blaugrana boast the best attack in the Primera Division, with 78 goals scored in their 23 matches (3.3 goals per game).
  • Lionel Messi (pictured, right) has scored eight goals in his last five Liga matches for Barca.


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
13ToñoGoalkeeper
2Allan NyomDefender
5MainzDefender
16Guilherme SiqueiraDefender
21Íñigo LópezDefender
17Mikel RicoMidfielder
25Gabriel TorjeMidfielder
45RecioMidfielder
9Carlos ArandaStriker
10NolitoStriker
7IghaloStriker
13RobertoGoalkeeper
9Borja GómezDefender
20Yacine BrahimiMidfielder
-Diego BuonanotteMidfielder
-Juanma OrtizMidfielder
-IrineyMidfielder
15Youssef El ArabiStriker
1Víctor ValdésGoalkeeper
22Daniel AlvesDefender
3PiquéDefender
21AdrianoDefender
4Cesc FàbregasMidfielder
6Thiago AlcántaraMidfielder
14Javier MascheranoMidfielder
16BusquetsMidfielder
9Alexis SánchezStriker
10Lionel MessiStriker
7PedroStriker
13José Pinto ColoradoGoalkeeper
5Carles PuyolDefender
18Jordi AlbaDefender
2MontoyaDefender
8Andrés Iniesta LujánMidfielder
17Alex SongMidfielder
20TelloStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0